Duquesne Athletics 2011-12 Annual Report
Oct. 19, 2012
We are proud to present the 2011-12 Athletics Annual Report, which celebrates the competitive success and academic achievements of the over 350 student-athletes who proudly represent Duquesne University.
The positive outcomes of our student-athletes is a testament to their hard work along with the commitment to excellence shared by their coaches, administrators and the entire campus community who support the athletic endeavors and academic rigors that shape their lives at Duquesne.
The 2011-12 academic year was highlighted by our football program being crowned co-champions of the Northeast Conference and the women's basketball program recording their fourth consecutive 20-win season and fourth-straight WNIT appearance. The women's volleyball team advanced to the Atlantic 10 Championship semifinal for the second straight year, men's cross country finished second at the conference championships and the women's indoor track and field team finished a program best third at the Atlantic 10 Championships.
Several of our student-athletes were recognized for outstanding achievements in their respective sports. In the fall, Serge Kona (football) was named NEC Defensive Player of the Year and was selected as an AP Third Team All American, Josh Patterson (men's soccer) was named A-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Year and Danica Snyder (women's cross country) was recognized as A-10 Rookie of the Year. During the spring, two members of the women's lacrosse program were singled out for their accomplishments - Amanda Kidder was honored as A-10 Rookie of the Year and Liz Walker was named A-10 Defensive Player of the Year.
Without a doubt, the greatest achievement of our student-athletes is their continued success in the classroom. In the spring semester, our student-athletes maintained better than a 3.25 grade point average (GPA). Over 235 students athletes earned a 3.0 GPA or above and 115 student-athletes were named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll. Zach Richert (football) was named to the FCS Athletics Directors Academic All-Star Team and the women's swimming program achieved Scholar All-American Status.
As always, we are grateful for your support of our 16 programs. Each of those is poised for continued success both in competition and in the classroom. We appreciate the commitment you have made to demonstrate your confidence in Duquesne Athletics and its greatest asset, its student-athletes.
Greg J Amodio